Safeguarding your business is not an option. It is a must in today’s threat landscape. If you’re a small business with budget constraints, there’s no need to fret. Once you understand the three key concepts to get started, picking a cost effective solution becomes clear.

Identity & Access Management

Manage your user’s identities in the cloud or on premises. Use single sign-on and multi-factor authentication for access management.

Information Protection

Encrypt your content in the cloud. Protect your files and manage who is authorized to read, edit, and forward your files. Revoke access as needed.

PC/Mobile Device Management

Selectively wipe company data from lost or stolen devices. Manage PCs remotely. Secure content viewers, and manage third-party apps to prevent data leaks.

Why you should care

While large companies (Twitter, Sony, Target, etc.) and government or political organizations (USPS, State Department, the DNC, etc.) have dominated recent headlines for cyber-attacks, data firm International Data Corporation reports that 71% of cyber-attacks target small businesses. With the average cost of dealing with a cyber-attack nearly $36K, it’s no wonder that a staggering 60% of small- and medium-size businesses who have been victims of cybercrime go out of business within six months of the attack.

The sad reality is that small businesses typically do not have dedicated resources to protect themselves against cybercrime. And yet, small businesses are a treasure trove of valuable data hackers love—intellectual property, employee and customer data, bank accounts, and credit card information. Consider this: Visa reports that 95% of credit card breaches are from its smallest business customers!

The good news for small business is that there are tons of cybersecurity information on the internet. The bad news is that there really is tons of information—so where do you even start?

We’ve found that small business customers who implement the capabilities of the Enterprise Mobility + Security solution in Microsoft 365 Business have enhanced their security posture. They’ve learned that safeguarding their business data is an achievable goal with the right tools and the right mindset.

Let us know if you need our help and we’re glad to provide you with a free, 30-minute consultation.